Semi Sales Higher in November PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mike Buetow   
Monday, 06 January 2014 10:16

WASHINGTON — Worldwide sales of semiconductors rose 6.8% year-over-year to $27.24 billion in November, the ninth straight month of higher sales. The revenues are based on a three-month moving average.

Sales were up 0.6% from October, the Semiconductor Industry Association said, led largely by the Americas, which grew 18.6% year-over-year and 4.2% month-over-month.

“Buoyed by sustained growth in the Americas and Asia Pacific and a recent rebound in Europe and Japan, the global semiconductor industry has shown increasing strength in 2013 and is on pace for record revenue,” said Brian Toohey, president and CEO, SIA. “With solid momentum across all regions and most product categories, the industry is well-positioned for a strong start to the new year.”

Regionally, sequential monthly sales increased in the Americas (4.2%), Europe (2%), and Japan (0.1%), but fell slightly in Asia Pacific (-1.0 percent). Compared to November 2012, sales also increased in Europe (10.9%), and Asia Pacific (5.5%). Sales in Japan decreased 8.8% compared to 2012, in part due to the devaluation of the Japanese yen, but the region has been closer to last year’s pace in recent months.




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